Cyber Security Education : Phishing Derby Quiz Contest from Eset

The need for education of your staff for cyber security should always be top of mind. All you need is one weak link in your digital infrastructure and you can be a subject of a ransomware attack that can lock up your operations. To penetrate your defences phishing attacks are commonly used that come via email or text. Spammers are the most creative and tricky lot.

The latest one is that they will send you spam and when you go to unsubscribe from the spam they use this as way to validate your email or trigger a malware attack. They say it is best to label this type of mail as spam and not click on anything in the email. Here are some oldies but goldies that you will need to be aware off

  • They may say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts
  • Claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information
  • Say you must confirm some personal information
  • Include a fake invoice
  • Want you to click on a link to make a payment
  • Say you’re eligible to register for a government refund
  • Offer a coupon for free stuff

Phishing Derby Quiz Contest from Eset

Eset an Internet Security Software company is helping educate people on phishing with a fun “Phishing Derby Quiz.” contest where you can win a Microsoft Laptop, Apple iPad or Bose Speaker as part October’s Cyber Security Awareness Month festivities. This quiz will challenge your security expertise and the quicker and more accurately you respond, the higher your score will be. Entries will be accepted from October 8 to November 5, 2020.

Four Steps to Protect Yourself From Phishing

  • Protect your computer by using security software. Set the software to update automatically so it can deal with any new security threats.
  • Protect your mobile phone by setting software to update automatically. These updates could give you critical protection against security threats.
  • Protect your accounts by using multi-factor authentication. Some accounts offer extra security by requiring two or more credentials to log in to your account. This is called multi-factor authentication. The additional credentials you need to log in to your account fall into two categories:
  • Protect your data by backing it up. Back up your data and make sure those backups aren’t connected to your home network. You can copy your computer files to an external hard drive or cloud storage. Back up the data on your phone, too.

If you are a recipient of an attack and want to report it in Canada, you can report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre where you can also get a list of the types of scams being reported targeting business. In the USA you can report it to the Federal Trade Commission.